breastfeeding

What is breast feeding?


Breast feeding offers many benefits to your baby. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect your infant against some common childhood illnesses and infections. It may also help your health. Certain types of cancer may occur less often in mothers who have breastfed their babies. Women who don't have health problems should try to give their babies breast milk for at least the first six months of life. There are some cases when it's better not to breast feed. If you have HIV or active tuberculosis, you should not breast feed because you could give the infection to your baby. Certain medicines, illegal drugs, and alcohol can also pass through the breast milk and cause harm to your baby.

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Also known as nursing, Breastfeeding, lactation, Exclusive Breastfeeding, Exclusive Breast Feeding
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Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the ideal form of nutrition for a baby. It is nutritionally balanced, with the perfect amount of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and iron to help the baby grow. Breast milk also changes to suit the different needs of your baby as it grows.

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Breast pain

Breast pain (mastalgia) is a common type of discomfort among women affecting as many as seven in 10 women at some point in their lives.

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Breastfeeding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suckling and nursing are synonyms. For other uses, see Nursing (disambiguation) and Suckling (disambiguation). Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or ...

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LLLI | Home

50 years of mother-to-mother sharing and current research are reflected in the LLLI classic, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Buy yours now in our online ...

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Breastfeeding | Health Benefits for Mother and Baby | WomensHealth.gov

Aug 1, 2010 ... Breastfeeding provides the perfect nutrition for your baby and provides many health benefits for both mother and baby.

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Breastfeeding | DNPAO | CDC

Feb 2, 2011 ... CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United ...

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AAP CHILDREN'S HEALTH TOPICS: BREASTFEEDING

Offers many resources available from the AAP and external organizations to help initiate and successfully continue breastfeeding.

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WHO | Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can ...

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Breastfeeding: Strategies for success | Baby | March of Dimes

Breastmilk is the best food for most babies during the first year of life. It can protect children from ear infections and lower respiratory infections.

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Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding Advantages and Disadvantages by ...

Mar 13, 2011 ... What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding? ... How can one manage minor discomforts related to breastfeeding? ...

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Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is giving human breast milk to infants to meet their nutritional needs. See also: Age-appropriate diet for children Breastfeeding - self-care Breastfeeding tips Formula feeding Overcoming breastfeeding problems

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Breast Care for the Non-breast Feeding Woman
You will need to take care of your breasts after your baby is delivered. Women who are not planning to breast feed will have special breast care needs. For up to four days after delivery, your breasts may not fill with milk. When your breasts fill with milk (your milk "comes in"), you may want to take some measures to avoid discomfort. Breast milk leakage is usually only a problem for the few weeks to a month after delivery. After that time, your body should know that your milk is not needed, and no more milk should be made.

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Breast Care for the Breast Feeding Mother
It is important to take care of your breasts after your baby is born. With good breast care, you and your baby will enjoy the special time of breast feeding together. You may also help prevent problems with your breasts that can happen while breast feeding.

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Baby feeding patterns
Baby feeding patterns refer to the time schedule for giving a baby food through a bottle or breast.

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Breast pain
Breast pain is any discomfort or pain in the breast.

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Breast lump
The Department of Health recommend that women be breast aware, and encourage women to check their breasts for what is normal for them. However, it does not recommend routine self examination to a set technique. If you do notice a lump, you should have it checked by your GP as soon as possible.

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Breast exam
A breast exam is a self-inspection of your beasts. During a breast exam, you use your eyes and hands to observe the appearance and feel of your breasts.

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Breast lift
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is cosmetic breast surgery to lift the breasts.

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Breast cysts
Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs within your breast. You can have one or many breast cysts. They're often described as round or oval lumps with distinct edges. In texture, a breast cyst usually feels like a soft grape or a water-filled balloon, but sometimes a breast cyst feels firm.

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Breast MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast or breast MRI is a test used to detect breast cancer and other abnormalities in the breast.

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Breast milk
Milk - human, Human milk, Milk - breast

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